Tommy Moll, a businessman from Hot Springs announced Monday (Aug. 19) that he plans to be a Republican candidate for the Fourth Congressional District of Arkansas.
House Majority Leader Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) and Lt. Gov. Mark Darr (R) of Mansfield have already announced for the GOP nomination. Janis Percefull, a Hot Springs educator, has declared she’ll seek the Democratic nomination. Current Cong. Tom Cotton (R) is running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor (D).
Moll said his campaign will focus on jobs and the economy.
“As your representative, my top priorities will be jobs and the economy. With unemployment in the Fourth District at 8.4%, nearly 27,000 Arkansans in our district are looking for a job. The federal government has only made the problem worse by recklessly passing job-killing laws like Obamacare, while piling up a national debt so large it threatens every American with the prospect of economic calamity,” Moll said in a statement to the press.
Moll said he has previously worked for a company called Jefferies, a firm that helped raise money “to develop energy and mining resources” and for the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C.
He is a graduate of Southside High School in Fort Smith and earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a law degree from Columbia. He is married to Meredith Humphrey Moll.